Author: Neil Thomas
Evolutionary Theory as Magical Thinking
Charles Darwin himself exemplified the Argument from Pique, alluded to in past entries in this series, to a tee.
Darwin and the Swinging 1860s
The threat which such thinking posed to theistic beliefs was not lost on the Roman Catholic Church when Pope Pius IX convened the First Vatican Council of 1869.
Darwin and Theomachy
Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837-1909) provides the closest chronological fit with Darwin.
Literary Footnotes to the Book of Job
Of immediate relevance to Darwin’s generation were writers who can be traced in a fairly direct line from the beginning of the 19th century.
Darwin and the Victorian Culture Wars
As Alec Ryrie pointed out in his history of Doubt, “intellectuals and philosophers may think they make the weather, but they are more often driven by it.”